Moravian Falls, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Moravian Falls, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Moravian Falls Census Designated Place had a population of 1,945 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Moravian Falls is located at latitude 36.108 and longitude -81.1871 in Wilkes County. The formal boundaries for the Moravian Falls Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Wilkes County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,194 feet.

The Moravian Falls Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403307) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Moravian Falls Census Designated Place is located within Township of Moravian Falls, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wilkes County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Moravian Falls: Forks of the Road, Petersburg.

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Moravian Falls, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,945
Population in Households 1,834
Population in Familes 1,495
Population in Group Qrtrs 111
Population Density2 387
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $52,724
Average Household Income $69,053
Per Capita Income $28,823


Total Housing Units 881 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 565 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 203 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $168,644
Average Home Value $192,535


Total Households 768
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 508
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.28% 0.29%
Households 0.22% 0.26%
Families -0.14% 0.16%
Median Household Income   0.6%
Per Capita Income   1.14%

Moravian Falls, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Moravian Falls to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 323 56th
Population Density # 518 30th
Diversity Index # 400 46th
Median Household Income # 209 72nd
Per Capita Income # 196 74th

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